Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The 'Ordinary' Moments Of Travel Through My Lens

Travel is about awe-inspiring landscapes, interesting art and culture, variety of cuisines, adventure and so much more. I definitely enjoy all of that. But, what I have really learnt to savour in the last few years as a traveller are the ordinary moments – the everyday life in a new place, the little nuances and the unruffled faces. I believe the usual stuff that just whizzes by without demanding your attention has the real magic that fosters the curiosity of a traveller. What do you think?

I have tried to compile such ordinary, yet impressive moments that I have captured on my travels –

Morning scene in Goa - A bread-man on his bicycle
Life on Dal Lake in Srinagar - Brewing tea on a boat
An evening at a dargah in Bhuj
Fish market in Murud
Bhujodi village, Kutch - A cows stable at a house
A typical fish shop in South Goa
One of the street-side restaurants in Srinagar
Flower vendors at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
Devpur Yaksh village, Kutch - one of the homes
Young boys playing cricket - one of the villages in Udupi
One of the streets in Srinagar
A vegetable vendor on Dal Lake
Do 'ordinary' moments on your travels amaze you?

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22 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos in black and white.

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  2. Yessss, renuka...
    Ordinary is Special. I've realised thru some travelling that my best experiences were not the ones which gained Media attention, luxurious attractions, or much-hyped travel destinations. They were ordinary day to day activities of the local people, their struggles and victories in routine work, the culture, way of living, which I was not accustomed to until I did not move out of my home!!
    Your "ordinary" stuff is wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks Shubham :-) Yes, ordinary is beautiful when you travel. In fact, having an eye for beauty in the ordinary things of life is the real way to travel.

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  3. Nice photos - it was refreshing to see photos of everyday life like you mentioned!

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    1. Thanks Chaitali :-) I'm glad you enjoyed them, too.

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  4. Lovely pictures Renuka. It is such ordinary pictures that makes for beautiful memories to be treasured and remembered forever.

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  5. Lovely shots! Isn't it beautiful how black and white can transform otherwise unremarkable shots?

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    1. Yeah, that's right. Black and white has its own soul and color.

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  6. Fabulous pictures in monochrome. Great to see them!

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  7. Nice collection of pictures from different part of the country.

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  8. wonderful collection of photos Renuka. The people are amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Andrew! It is always a joy to take photos of people.

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  9. These are not ordinary but incredibly candid. We actually miss out on such moments in search of psudo incredibles. BUt real joy of traveling places is in such moments! Thanks for sharing. Happy new year!

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    1. Thanks Himanshu :-) Yes, you are right.

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  10. Brilliant post Renuka! The beauty of the places you visited during your trips is nicely captured in an authentic manner using black and white color pattern. The life of common man is clearly depicted through your photos which is truly intriguing.

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  11. To me, traveling is discovering cultures, sharing happiness and sorrow too.

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